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  1. I wholeheartedly agree with this man. A lawyer who always tries to show both sides of an argument. What happened at Lafayette, beating, gassing and shooting peaceful protesters (including the fucking priest in charge of that church!), just so Trump could get a photo op.. where are second amendment goons now? This is _precisely_ what the second amendment was for.


  2. 3 hours ago, FundinStrongarm said:

    I read it from a news reporter that cover the White House. Lights off at 11pm.

    Also, the photo shown is from 5 years ago.

    https://apnews.com/afs:Content:8983690810

    Hmm, odd. Then why the heck would Mr Fake News himself not dispute the claims?

    To be honest, this AP link is the only site that claims the lights were on that I can find. Most other news sites (including Fox) show the lights out.


  3. On 6/1/2020 at 4:21 PM, FundinStrongarm said:

    I read that the lights get turned off at 11pm every night. Not sure if that is true but this could be a big nothing burger.

    That was according to one of Trump's spokespeople. The lights typically remain on through the night, with an exception for the death of a president.

    If they had said "we turned off the lights to coincide with the curfew", it might have been a reasonable argument. This one was just nonsense.


  4. 1 hour ago, Almagnus1 said:

     

    And you just proved your own point. Deflect and deny. It's always someone else. I'm done with you.

    The corruption in the Trump admin is clear and well documented. If you're too blind to see it, fine.


  5. 1 hour ago, Almagnus1 said:

    What kind of idiot expects a celebrity CEO to act like a politician?

    The American people expect a President, not some toddler. But then again, it's not Trump's fault entirely. Yes, he is an extreme narcissist, extremely insecure, a racist, sexist and unintelligent bordering on downright stupid. However, these characteristics get exacerbated by his dementia, of which he shows all the classic symptoms. Yes the Dems made an insanely bad choice picking Hillary as the candidate for 2016, any other candidate would have defeated Trump by a landslide. Many Trump voters regret their vote now, but hindsight is always 20/20.

    While many Americans might have expected Trump to be the dumbfuck he is, what they did not expect is how obviously corrupt he and his administration is. Nor did they expect that the GOP as a whole would heel and give him free berth. For the US to become a civilised nation again, Trump will have to go. McConnell will have to go, along with a few others like Graham, Nunes and Gaetz. These people are not governing, they are just obstructing everything. Now, we all know Nunes is a snake and Gaetz loves the spotlight. We also know that McConnell has had his panties in a knot since Obama won a second term. But Graham has disappointed. He used to be a man with a moral compass.


  6. 5 minutes ago, Almagnus1 said:

    And this, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens when a leftist gets detached from reality so they can no longer distinguish between President Trump and Trump the Showman.

    Thank you for proving my point 😃

    Trump has never been a president. He's treated the presidency as one long episode of the apprentice.


  7. 16 hours ago, Almagnus1 said:

    And even more proof that the Democrats (and the news media) have completely lost it, articles like https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/24/us/politics/trump-2020-election-voting-rights.html that start out with really bad fan fiction:

    Anyone that believes this drivel needs to go seek counseling as they've become detached from reality.

    Well, technically, no.. it's not that far fetched. Trump, his campaign and some of the extreme right wing media are already working on building the narrative that the election will be rife with voter fraud. Just like he claimed in 2016 by the way, to which even his own "special committee" nor the Senate couldn't find a shred of evidence for. With the current COVID-19 situation and states moving to send everyone absentee ballot applications to protect the public, he's throwing a tantrum for the swing states or democratic states (the traditional red states are fine obviously), even throwing in "THEY'RE COMING FOR YOUR GUNS" bullcrap.

    The fact that Trump himself is using mail-in voting is obviously not an issue, after all, he's trustworthy right? The entire GOP strategy of closing polling stations in areas with a largely african-american or latino population, or even just democrat leaning voters, will be out the window. It's all fraudulent. Just look at his unhinged twitter ranting about it. It's only ok if it benefits the GOP.

    While it might sound far-fetched, Trump not accepting the outcome of the election is VERY realistic. He refused to state he would accept the results during the 2016 debates, spewing his usual rubbish. Then at his own rally....

     


  8. Hi all,

    For the few of you who have ads enabled (thank you, it helps pay for about 2.5% of the cost of running this site), you might have noticed ads popping up that promote bitcoin scams. Since Google broke the Publisher Toolbar which allowed me to quickly ban those ads, plus the "blocking controls" on the publisher panel, I'm having a very hard time blocking them. I don't want those ads on here, but unfortunately I can't fix it right now.

    To those who don't allow ads:

    I understand, but please consider whitelisting the site and maybe occasionally clicking one. The cost of running this website is about 75 euros a year. Currently, the ads bring in about ~30 cents a month. While I'm happy to keep it running out of my own pocket, every little helps. So if you want, please whitelist the site in your adblocker. I won't implement any sort of "you're blocking our ads" thing, I hate them as much as you do, I will just ask.

    Cheers.


  9. Well the spread really comes down to two factors:

    1. How dense the population is.

    2. How dense the population is.

    We're doing the social distancing thing here in the Netherlands. At first most people weren't taking it too serious, but now that there's fines imposed on gathering in groups (to the tune of 400+ euros for individuals), people are finally taking note and doing the responsible thing.


  10. 3 hours ago, Almagnus1 said:

    Yes, because being the democratic party's bitch is how you be a decent human being.....

    No, by not locking up people in massively overcrowded cells is how you are a decent human being. Or by not locking up underage kids or even babies in cages without proper healthcare is how you are a decent human being. Or by not constantly inciting hate. Or by making not constantly rubbing shoulders with billionaires while shafting the workers you supposedly care about at your campaign rallies. George W Bush was a horrible president, but he at least had a good amount of decency and moral fiber. Trump has none.


  11. 20 hours ago, karac avalron said:

    Whomever is now employed who wasnt prior. Many non partisan reporting outlets, like the ADP national employment report https://www.adpemploymentreport.com/  has shown month after month of job growth. Im not sure how job growth translates into only a handful of people benefiting but I will read with great anticipation your non biased and non partisan reply.  😀 

    I think Doro is referring to the fact that while many people over the past decade have seen their unemployment finally end (after the great recession), they're not seeing much if any improvement in their financial situation. The majority of the wealth keeps shifting towards the already wealthy. The overwhelming majority (>90%) of the wealth in the US is in the hands of the top ~10% income levels, with over 40% in the hands of the "1%" and with the GOP tax cuts of 2017 the balance shifts even more towards them, leaving a massive deficit Or to put it visually: 

     


  12. 7 minutes ago, LasraelLarson said:

    which may even be the game he is playing.

    Having seen Trump giving live commentary on the impeachment trials and actually confessing to obstruction of congress at a press conference in Davos while the opening statements were made in his trial.. I sincerely doubt he knows what if any game he is playing. Or if he even knows what he did 2 hours ago.

    On the subject of deferrals, yes the president has the legal right to request a referral, but (s)he must do so via a request through Congress. This was not the case. The GAO has ruled so.


  13. 10 minutes ago, Almagnus1 said:

    I like my taxes low, thank you very much.

    Why should I have to pay for someone's health insurance that makes less than I do?

    And that's the role of the charities to help out those people, not the government.

    Again, I don't want to waste more of my income on taxes.  I earn it, I should keep it.

    You're basically saying fuck people who have a debilitating or chronic illness, I don't care, just don't make me pay a dime to help others. Let charities do it. Newsflash: charities work by donations by people who can miss the money. Another newsflash: it's usually those who can miss only a few bucks that do. I think I'm not even going to respond to you any more. You are a selfish, heartless, egoistic person. Sincerely, fuck you.


  14. 38 minutes ago, LasraelLarson said:

    nice addition in red, not reality... well unless you belief Adam Schiffs lip read version...  but clearly showing the jade by its inclusion. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XDCKRpLk4E

    Right. Now also watch the Democratic counsel's questioning.

    But yes really, Trump illegally held funds approved by Congress. Whatever the reason might have been, it was an illegal hold. He does not have that power.

    38 minutes ago, LasraelLarson said:

    completely ignoring the prosecutors investigation of Burisma, or the glaringly obvious nepotism, in Joe's son receiving a position with sizable compensation.

    remind me again what Biden Juniors experience was with an energy exploration/production holding company?

    or what the reason was for dismissing the prosecutor as condition to receiving aid?

    Not ignoring the investigation into Bursima, which was opened by a previous prosecutor general in the Ukraine. Shokin (the one that was dismissed after pressure from the US, EU and various financial institutions) however let that investigation die off. He was accused by many, both internally in the Ukraine and abroad, of protecting big business interests and the political elite, a theme common in former Soviet countries. That is why he was dismissed.

    As for Hunter Biden's qualifications to be on the board of a gas company... He's a lawyer, so in terms of expertise in the day to day business of an oil/gas company he has no qualifications. However, that's not what a board of directors is for. They are there to oversee the daily management, the CEO, the CFO, the COO. Look at any big corporation in the world, you'll see lawyers, politicians, former government officials. Yes, they are recruited for status. A former treasury secretary here, a former senator there, a public figure here, someone related to a public figure (or even carrying the same name) there. It's a PR thing. They need to be just smart enough to not dive the company off a cliff, the rest is status. But hey, if you think that there was corruption there, by all means, investigate. Have the Senate or House investigate. Have Ukraine investigate. Whataboutism however is no defense against Trump's actions. Next the Trump team is going to bring up Hillary's emails in the proceedings again even though that has been debunked about 5 times now by various branches of government.. I mean jeesh.. Stick to the facts please. Investigate Hunter Biden and Joe Biden all you want. Call them as witnesses if you want. Just not in the impeachment trial, because that is not, will not ever be, about any of the Bidens.

    Nepotism is not something that can even remotely be brought up in defense of Trump (and "yeah but look what that other person did" is NEVER a valid legal defense). For pete's sake, he rammed through security clearances for the only woman he ever loved (Ivanka), not to mention Jared, who was blackballed by several security clearances. I mean really, if you want to bring up Hunter Biden's qualifications for being on the board of a company, can we then also discuss a failed real estate heir's qualifications to "fix the Middle East", "reform the criminal justice system", "make a trade deal with China" and let's not forget "build the wall". I mean really... The Israel/Palestine conflict is something that's been dragging on for decades, with people deeply involved and knowledgable have spent decades on trying to broker some form of peace, and you expect Ivanka's toyboy with 0 knowledge of the region, 0 knowledge of foreign policy to actually get a peace agreement? Come on. 

    My personal opinion of Joe Biden: he's a bit of an oaf. A loveable oaf at that. Doesn't strike me as the type that can fix the US, so I hope he doesn't get the Democratic ticket. 


  15. 1 hour ago, Almagnus1 said:

    If that's the position of the libtards that want to wreck the country with a health care system and college loan forgiveness programs we can't afford, environmental regulations that are strangling our industries, and have all of it paid for by taxes that put us in the poor house, then it means we're on the right track.  Thank you for your confirmation that we're doing a good job ?

    Actually, economic studies have shown that the cost of single payer healthcare systems generally are in the negative, meaning a significant cost reduction.

    Sources:

    In general, most studies find that while a single payer healthcare system would increase taxes, it also eliminates premiums and out of pocket expenses. It transfers the burden on higher incomes from the lower incomes, which by most accounts is a good thing. Someone who's struggling with a medical problem should not have to choose between food on the table or clothing for their kids, or paying for medication to keep them alive. Again, yes, it would raise taxes for every household, but with the elimination of premiums it will reduce in a big net gain for those in the most dire need, a low gain or loss (bit of a tossup depending on state) for medium income families and yes, a bump in taxes for those with plenty of money. Boo hoo to the last category.

    1 hour ago, Almagnus1 said:

    You conveniently forgot to add "foreign policy has always been a pile of quid pro quos?", "quid pro quos aren't illegal", and "Biden did a quid pro quo to shake a Ukranian corruption investigation for his son".

    There is a difference between negotiation on equal footing between two countries and negotiation for personal gain. In the case of Trump, his "quo" was "announce a corruption investigation into a political opponent of mine or I'm illegally withholding congress approved funds". In the case of Biden, his "quo" was "The World Bank, the US and many other western countries insist that a corrupt prosecutor is removed from office or we will not offer funding". Again: Biden acted as the US government official, Trump acted as Trump. Difference.

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